BURLINGTON, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–At 6 p.m. CST on November 10, Foundation Surgical Hospital will present a live webcast of a partial knee replacement featuring the iUni® G2 Personalized Knee Resurfacing System. Foundation Surgical Hospital is a nationally recognized, state-of-art specialty orthopedic facility developed to provide patients with the highest quality of care in a comfortable, healing environment. The live procedure will be performed by Dr. Terry Clyburn and Dr. Brian Parsley from Foundation Surgical Hospital in Houston, Texas. During the webcast, the viewing audience can email questions to the doctors.
“We use a CT scan of a patient’s diseased knee to create a 3-D model of the anatomy. This model is then used to develop an implant and accompanying surgical instrumentation that are precisely matched to the anatomy of the patient. This simplified, more accurate surgical technique results in an implant that is almost identical to the original knee, corrected for any arthritic deformity that the patient has developed,” says Dr. Terry Clyburn, Orthopedic Surgeon at Foundation Surgical Hospital. “If a patient is young, healthy and has arthritic damage limited to either the medial or lateral compartment, this is an excellent alternative to the more profound total knee replacement.”
The iUni® G2 (ConforMIS, Inc.) is designed and manufactured using a proprietary patient-specific approach, enabling each patient to receive a tailor-made implant. For certain patients, the personalized fit enables a more bone preserving, resurfacing procedure that can help them maintain the natural kinematics of their knee.
In addition, the iUni comes packaged with disposable, patient-specific cutting and placement guides called iJigs®, which are designed from the same scans as the implant. “The iJig instrumentation is designed to work with the implants to simplify the surgery and provide a quantum leap forward for knee replacement technology,” says Dr. Clyburn. The OR Live broadcast will be one of the first to use the iUni G2, a next generation version of the award winning system introduced in 2008.